Klamath National Forest
1312 Fairlane Road, Yreka, CA 96097-9549; 530-842-6131;
1,700,000-acres federal forest reserve in Siskiyou County (CA) and Jackson County (OR).
In the lower elevations, you'll find park-like stands of Ponderosa Pine trees, while in the
higher elevations, the Douglas fir, sub-alpine fir and mixed conifer stands beg to be explored.
With mountain rivers meandering from one end of the Forest to the other, recreationists have found a
playground that can meet the desires of all. This beautiful Forest is a haven for campers,
hikers, wildlife watchers, hunters, fishermen, mountains bikers, white water enthusiasts and naturalists.
There are 200 miles of river system feeding the Klamath, Salmon and Scott Rivers,
for rafting and 152 miles of wild and scenic rivers in the forest.
In addition, Klamath National Forest offers grazing and timber opportunities as well as
28 campgrounds, hiking, fishing and wildlife viewing.
Klamath Forest Wilderness Areas
The forest comprises some five wilderness areas, Marble Mountain, Russian Wilderness Area,
Trinity Alps, Red Buttes Wilderness Area and Siskiyou Wilderness Area.
River Rafting Adventures
River rafting opportunities exist on the Klamath, Salmon and Scott Rivers
and tributaries Clear Creek, Elk Creek, Indian Creek and Ukonom Creek. Novices should
use an experienced river guide.
Klamath River Guides
- Upper Klamath Rafting through Hell's Corner Whitewater features numerous Clase IV rapids in a scenic canyon.
- Klamath River fishing and rafting trips.
Klamath River Guide
Wild River Trips
- Experience a wilderness river adventure of your own while whitewater rafting one of these magnificently wild rivers.
Outdoor Adventure Opportunities along the Klamath River.
Diamond H Enterprises
- Local packing and all inclusive guided hunt tours.
The Fun Factory
- Snowmobile, ATV and watercraft rentals and tours.
Marble Mountain Wilderness Area
There are many trailheads for this Wilderness Area within ten miles of Happy Camp.
The Marble Mountains cover thousands of acres, and contain almost a hundred lakes.
Deer, bear, elk, and mountain lion are common in the Wilderness Area.
- Paradise Lake Trail - 4 mile wilderness trail at 5900 foot elevation with many side adventures.
- Kings Castle Trail - 5.5 mile wilderness trail to the top of an exciting mountain summit at 7405 foot elevation
- Marble Mountain Rim Trail - 16 mile wilderness and equestrian trail - trailhead at Lovers Camp and follows Canyon Creek
to intersect with the Pacific Crest Trail
- Kelsey Creek Trail - 18 mile wilderness trail of streamside travel. The trail passes Maple Falls and intersects to Pacific
- Sky High Lakes Trail - 9 mile - easy overnighter backpacking route that starts at Lovers Camp.
- Big Meadows Trailhead - 6.5 mile obscure wilderness and equestrian trail to Lower Wright Lake beneath Boulder Peak.
- Shackleford Creek Trail - 13 mile overnighter trail passes Campbell, Cliff and Summit Lake, three of the most scenic
lakes in Marble Mountain.
- Pacific Crest Trail - bisects much of this wilderness.
Klamath Forest Campgrounds
Goosenet Ranger District Campgrounds
- Juanita Lake - Elev 5100 - located 8 miles west of Macdoel on Meiss Lake Road features camping, boatramp, and 260 miles of trails marked for
snowmobiles, dog sledding, hiking and cross country skiing.
- Martin's Dairy - Elev 6000 - located on the south slope of Ball Mountain, Martin Ranch was a working dairy in the late 1800's. Features trout fishing
in the headwaters of the Little Shasta River.
- Shafter - Elev 4300 - located about six miles south of Mount Hebron with Access to Butte Creek hiking, fishing and hunting areas.
- Orr Lake - Near Tennant with light boating, fishing, swimming and camping.
Happy Camp District Campgrounds
- Beaver Creek - Elev 2400 - Popular for Trout Fishing
- Curly Jack - Elev 1000 - Access to rafting on Klamath River
- Fort Goff - Elev 1300 -
- Grider Creek - Elev 1400 - Pacific Crest Trailhead / Horse Corral
- Mt Ashland - Elev 6600 - Access to Mt Ashland hiking
- Norcross - Elev 2400 -
- O'Neil Creek - Elev 1500 -
- Sarah Totten - Elev 1400 - Access to Klamath River Fishing
- Sulphur Springs - Elev 2300 - Warm Springs - waterplay area
- Tree of Heaven - Elev 2100 -
Salmon River Ranger District Campgrounds
- Big Flat - Elev 5800 - Horse corrals and trail head to Caribou Lakes
& Trinity Alps Wilderness area
- East Fork - Elev 2400 - Access to East Fork of Salmon River
- Hotelling - Elev 1500 - Access to South Fork of Salmon River
- Idlewild - Elev 2600 - Access to Marble Mountain Wilderness Area
- Matthews Creek - Elev 1700 - Rafting on South Fork Salmon River
- Mulebridge - Elev 2000 - Horse Corrals & Trailhead
- Red Bank - Elev 2000 - Access to Salmon River
- Shadow Creek - Elev 2900 - A very shady area on the East Fork of Salmon River
Scott River Ranger District Campgrounds
- Bridge Flat - Elev 2000 - Kelsey Trailhead / Scott River Access
- Carter Meadows - Elev 6000 - High elevation horse camp / corrals
- Hidden Horse - Elev 6000 - High elevation horse camp / corrals
- Indian Scotty - Elev 2400 - Fishing & Swimming
- Kangaroo Lake - Elev 6500 - Fishing & Swimming & Hiking
- Lover's Camp - Elev 4300 - Trailhead
- Scott Mountain - Elev 2400 - Pacific Crest Trailhead
- Trail Creek - Elev 4200 - Fishing & Swimming
Ukonom River Ranger District Campgrounds
- Beans Camp - Elev 4000 -
- Dillon Creek - Elev 800 - Fishing / Swimming / Hiking
- Frog Pond - Elev 1900 - Fishing / Swimming / Hiking
- Nordheimer - Elev 900 - Fishing / Swimming / Hiking
- Oak Bottom - Elev 700 - Salmon River Access
- Ti-Bar Flat - Elev 900 - Swimming / Fishing / River Rafting
Klamath Forest Attractions
Living Memorial Sculpture Garden
Northwest Slope of Mount Shasta, Near US-97, Siskiyou County;
War Veterans memorial, garden and wall founded by a group of veterans in 1968.
It is situated on 136 acres of land provided by the USDA Forest Service, which were replanted with tens of thousands of trees by countless volunteers.
The trees are living tribute to those who have sacrificed their lives in war.
The LMSG pays homage to all honorable veterans, in conflict and in peace.
Lava Beds National Monument
This region has witnessed many violent volcanic eruptions over the last half-million years.
Many diverse and fascinating volcanic features now mark the landscape.
Park features include more than 700 caves, Native American rock art sites,
and historic battlefields. An exciting California high desert adventure.
Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuge
Klamath Basin National Wildlife Refuge Complex
Encompasses 39,116 acres of mostly open water and
croplands. Approximately 17,000 acres are leased by farmers under a program administered
by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation. These crops, together with the waste grain and potatoes from
the lease program are a major food source for migrating and wintering waterfowl.
Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge - Dorris CA
Our nationís first waterfowl refuge. This 46,900 acre Refuge is a varied mix of shallow freshwater marshes,
open water, grassy uplands, and croplands that are intensively managed to provide feeding,
resting, nesting, and brood rearing habitat for waterfowl and other water birds.
Tour Pacific Crest Trail PCT
The Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) is the jewel in the crown of Americaís scenic trails, spanning 2,650 miles from Mexico to Canada.
Hikers cross the beauty of the desert, glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada,
and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks and glaciers in the Cascade Range.
The trail also passes through historic mining sites and evidence of humanís endless quest
for natural resources.
Yreka Comfort Inn
This award winning property that offers luxurious rooms with excellent quality service that is sure to make your stay memorable and happy one!